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Thule

Thule is a small settlement located in the northernmost part of Greenland and is the world's northernmost permanent settlement. The settlement is situated between the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic Ocean, lying just 817 km from the North Pole.

Thule was first discovered by the Inuit people in the 10th century, who named it Thule after the mythical land of the same name. The Inuit people were the first to inhabit the settlement and they lived there until the 18th century when the Danish colonization of the area began.

The settlement was first visited by Europeans in the 1700s and was used as a base for whaling and trading. During World War II, the US military established an air base in Thule and it was used as a refueling stop for aircrafts crossing the Atlantic.

In the 1950s, Thule was used as a base for the US and Danish military during the Cold War and it was also used as a launching site for missiles. The base was closed in the 1990s and the settlement is now mainly a fishing village.

Thule is home to a number of important historical sites, such as the Thule Air Base, the Thule Museum, and the Thule Trading Post. The Thule Air Base is a former US military base that was closed in the 1990s and is now a museum. The Thule Museum is dedicated to the history of the Inuit people and the Thule Trading Post is a trading post that was established by the Danish in the 1700s.

Thule is a unique settlement in Greenland and it is home to a rich cultural and historical heritage. It is a great place to visit and explore the history of the Inuit people, the Danish colonization of the area, and the Cold War.

Excursion tips for a day in Thule

As a tourist in Thule, Greenland, there are many exciting activities to experience in a day. Here is a list of some of the best things to do:

1. Visit the Thule Air Base Museum: This museum offers a unique glimpse into the history of the United States Air Force presence in Thule.

2. Go on a dog sledding tour: Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Thule region while being pulled by a team of huskies.

3. Go whale watching: The waters off the coast of Thule are home to many species of whales, including humpback, fin, and minke whales.

4. Take a boat tour of the area: See the stunning scenery of the fjords, glaciers, and mountains of the Thule region from the comfort of a boat.

5. Visit the Thule Museum: Learn about the culture and history of the Thule people, as well as their traditional ways of life.

6. Go fishing: Fish for Arctic char and other species in the icy waters of Thule.

7. Take a hike: Explore the rugged terrain of the area on a guided hike.

8. Visit the Thule Cultural Center: Learn about the unique culture of the Thule people and the traditional crafts they practice.

9. Go bird watching: Spot a variety of migratory birds, including puffins, guillemots, and eiders.

10. Enjoy a traditional meal: Try some of the local dishes, such as kiviak, a fermented seal dish, or mattak, a dish made from narwhal skin.

Experience Thule with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Thule. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Thule

Thule in Greenland experiences a cold, polar climate throughout the year, with temperatures ranging from -2°C to 8°C. The long, cold winter season (October to April) is characterised by freezing temperatures, snow and ice and very little daylight. The summer season (May to September) is relatively mild, with temperatures ranging from 1°C to 10°C, longer daylight hours and occasional rain. Spring (April to May) and autumn (September to October) are transitional months, with temperatures gradually increasing and decreasing, respectively.

Cruise weather for Thule

Our weather forecast for Thule helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 3.6 °C
min: 2.6 °C
11.9 m/s
11.5 m/s
83.5 %
23.2 m
82.0 %
1,020 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 4.8 °C
min: 3 °C
15.5 m/s
22.7 m/s
65.5 %
24.1 m
74.7 %
1,021 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 4.2 °C
min: 2.8 °C
13.0 m/s
18.0 m/s
81.7 %
19.8 m
81.7 %
1,018 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 5.5 °C
min: 2.8 °C
14.0 m/s
19.1 m/s
99.9 %
23.9 m
74.4 %
1,014 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 5.1 °C
min: 2.7 °C
17.6 m/s
25.6 m/s
100.0 %
20.1 m
86.6 %
1,010 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 2.7 °C
min: 1.6 °C
3.6 m/s
4.7 m/s
100.0 %
0.2 m
99.0 %
1,006 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 3.0 °C
min: 1.6 °C
5.4 m/s
6.5 m/s
93.6 %
0.9 m
96.1 %
996 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 2.1 °C
min: 1 °C
8.2 m/s
9.0 m/s
79.3 %
1.3 m
96.4 %
1,002 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 4.9 °C
min: -0.4 °C
12.2 m/s
14.0 m/s
7.1 %
24.1 m
71.3 %
1,006 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 5.2 °C
min: 2.4 °C
7.9 m/s
7.6 m/s
66.1 %
24.1 m
66.1 %
1,007 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 5.8 °C
min: 3 °C
13.0 m/s
19.1 m/s
13.5 %
24.1 m
61.9 %
1,009 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 6.6 °C
min: 3.6 °C
9.7 m/s
8.6 m/s
18.6 %
19.7 m
62.7 %
1,007 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 6.6 °C
min: 3.8 °C
8.3 m/s
7.9 m/s
47.4 %
22.4 m
68.3 %
1,010 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 6.6 °C
min: 4.4 °C
11.5 m/s
14.0 m/s
1.6 %
24.1 m
68.2 %
1,012 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00

Cruises to Thule

Would you like to travel to Thule on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Thule.

Scheduled ship calls in Thule, Greenland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 28th 2024 Sunday, 28th of Jul. 2024 LE BOREAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 29th 2024 Monday, 29th of Jul. 2024 LE BOREAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 13th 2024 Tuesday, 13th of Aug. 2024 LE BOREAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 14th 2024 Wednesday, 14th of Aug. 2024 LE BOREAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 16th 2024 Friday, 16th of Aug. 2024 Silver Endeavour 12:00 pm 06:00 pm
Sep. 12th 2024 Thursday, 12th of Sep. 2024 Scenic Eclipse 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 3rd 2025 Sunday, 3rd of Aug. 2025 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 4th 2025 Monday, 4th of Aug. 2025 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 5th 2025 Tuesday, 5th of Aug. 2025 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 9th 2025 Saturday, 9th of Aug. 2025 LE BOREAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 10th 2025 Sunday, 10th of Aug. 2025 LE BOREAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 16th 2026 Sunday, 16th of Aug. 2026 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 17th 2026 Monday, 17th of Aug. 2026 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 18th 2026 Tuesday, 18th of Aug. 2026 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am

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